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Chill & The Ice Kingdom - Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
Pictures and visitor info from a trip to The Ice Kingdom at Chill by The Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, California.

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The Queen Mary Ship
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Queen Mary Seawalk
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Holiday Village

We took advantage of a Living Social deal to check out the "Chill" event on shore near the Queen Mary retired ocean liner that now serves as a historic hotel.

The highlight of the Chill experience is "The Ice Kingdom" which is a 13,000 square foot tent filled with elaborate ice sculptures carved from 4,500 massive blocks of ice that weigh about 2 million pounds.

As we entered The Ice Kingdom, an event staff member handed us some blue parkas to help keep us warm inside the enclosure. The temperature is kept at a brisk 9 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the sculptures intact.

A team of ice sculptors from all over the world spent a month working 12 hour days to complete the exhibit.

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Entrance To Ice Kingdom
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Ice Castle
The event runs from November 17th 2012 to January 6th 2013 at The Queen Mary which is located at 1126 Queen Highway in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California 90802.

CHILL Combo tickets cost $29.95 per adult or you can choose to just purchase a ticket for the Ice Kingdom at $24.95 per adult. Included with entrance into The Ice Kingdom is a ride on the ice slide.

The Living Social deal for Chill was $19 per person and included a free return visit to explore The Queen Mary ship.

Chill is open from 10 AM to 10 PM most days and from 10 AM to 9 PM on the final day which includes the closing concert.

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Ice Unicorn
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Ice Princess Sculpture
Other attractions at Chill included the 6,500 square feet outdoor ice skating rink, an elevated tubing slide, the holiday village, a gingerbread craft area, live entertainment, light displays, holiday decoration, "Candy Lane" (giant holiday candy display), and a Santa Claus to take pictures with children.
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Queen Mary Ice Replica
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The parking fee on the weekday that we visited The Queen Mary was $5 per vehicle. The event website lists the parking fee as being $20 per vehicle.


 
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Ice Whale Sculpture
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Pelican & Seagull Sculptures
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Waiting For Ice Slide
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View From Slide Stairs
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Ice Kingdom Main Floor
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Santa's Elves Ice Figures
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Toy Dump Truck Sculpture
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Santa's Toyland
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Toy Train Locomotive
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Santa Claus Wreath
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Colorful Giraffe
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Rocking Horse
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Teddy Bear Ice Sculpture
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Penguins
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Nativity Scene Sculpture
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Queen Mary Ocean Liner
For more of my related photo galleries, click on the following links: Laguna Beach, Griffith Observatory, Point Dume - Malibu, California Vacation 2005, 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing, Barrett Jackson Orange County Automotive Auctions, Laguna Beach Sunset, Paddle For Privates, Color Mob 5K - Irvine Lake, 2013 Rose Parade - Pasadena, and the Orange County Boat & RV Festival.

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